PHX787
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Buy A Russian Fighter For £3!

Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:30 am

Today's sale of the day:

http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2011...ussian-fighter-jets-sold-3-pounds/


This is nuts! The guy was apparently jailed, but dang, what a bargain for approx. $6!

Has anyone seen this happen before? (has this been discussed before?)

What do you all think?
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sturmovik
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RE: Buy A Russian Fighter For £3!

Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:50 am

I have the equivalent of $60 on me right now, I'm gonna be a squadron commander!  

Russian fighters have turned up on ebay before, though I don't remember any of them being such a bargain.
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RE: Buy A Russian Fighter For £3!

Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:43 am

ANd how on earth have they been delivered, without engines???? A truck came, showed some papers, loaded them, and then they disappeared????
 
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RE: Buy A Russian Fighter For £3!

Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:19 pm

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 1):
I have the equivalent of $60 on me right now, I'm gonna be a squadron commander

LOL! Good one!      I wouldn't mind to order a fleet either.  
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RE: Buy A Russian Fighter For £3!

Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:24 pm

Why do I see the ghost of Billy Mays saying "And the deal gets even better, we'll give you two for that one low price, just pay separate shipping and handling."
 
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RE: Buy A Russian Fighter For £3!

Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:09 am

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 4):
Why do I see the ghost of Billy Mays saying "And the deal gets even better, we'll give you two for that one low price, just pay separate shipping and handling."

   Aaaaand that's not all, folks! With every order of these russian beauties, we'll throw in a Russian Bride for half the sticker cost!!!!!   

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 2):
ANd how on earth have they been delivered, without engines???? A truck came, showed some papers, loaded them, and then they disappeared????

So I'mma go out on a limb here and say there's no way these are airworthy, right?
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RE: Buy A Russian Fighter For £3!

Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:40 am

Don't believe everything.
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RE: Buy A Russian Fighter For £3!

Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:56 pm

These MIg 31s got to be decommissioned, right?
There's no way they are flyable I think!

What could we do with them other than setting one up in the garden/warehouse as an exhibition?

    
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RE: Buy A Russian Fighter For £3!

Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:10 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 5):
So I'mma go out on a limb here and say there's no way these are airworthy, right?
Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 7):
These MIg 31s got to be decommissioned, right?
There's no way they are flyable I think!

Did either of you read the article?

"Despite being stripped of engines and weapons, the powerful twin-seat MiG-31s were actually worth $4 million a piece. "

Quoting ptrjong (Reply 6):
Don't believe everything.

For what it's worth, the same article got picked up by the Telegraph in the UK. But, as you say there may be more to this story.
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RE: Buy A Russian Fighter For £3!

Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:49 pm

I have no doubt that there is some truth to the story, but the 3 quid amount is completely potty. Something was lost in translation I'm sure.
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